Cupcake

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MATERIALS

SUPPLIES:

  • 1 sheet Printed Cardstock
  • 1 sheet Coordinating solid color cardstock
  • 2 strips of 1-1/2 in. x 12 in. coordinating printed paper (for cupcake liner)
  • Paper Cup
  • Glitter • 30081218 (Doodlebug Variety Pack)
  • Tacky Glue • 77609875
  • 1 qty. 15 mm. Red Bead (or red Jingle Bell)
  • 1 qty. Styrofoam ball, size 3 in. • 30017676
  • Topping embellishment; your choice felt flowers, lace or ribbons

TOOLS:

  • Glue gun and glue sticks • 77536417
  • Craft Knife • 30041116
  • Paint Brush
  • Clever Lever Jumbo Circle hand punch, 1 in. • 30028719 LVR
  • Ruler
  • Pen

DIRECTIONS

CUPCAKE BASE:
From the bottom of the paper cup measure 1-1/2 in. and mark with pen. Turn the cup quarter way measure 1-1/2 in. and mark.  Turn the cup quarter way measure 1-1/2 in. and mark.  Turn the cup quarter way measure 1-1/2 in. and mark.  Draw line to connect the four marked points. Carefully, use the craft knife and cut at the marked line.  Glue the styrofoam ball on the paper cup.  Take the 2 strips of 1-1/2 in. x 12 in. over lap (about 1/8 in.) and glue.  Accordian fold (1/8 in.) the strip to form a cupcake liner.  Wrap the paper around the cup and glue in place.  Cut away excess paper.

CUPCAKE TOP:
Use the 1 in. circle punch to punch 29 pieces from solid cardstock.  Punch out 18 pieces from the printed cardstock.

Row 1:  Use 13 solid circles.  Start at the top edge of the cupcake liner place the 1 in. solid circle on the styrofoam and glue in place.  Continue to glue the circles make sure to space them evenly to cover the styrofoam ball.

Row 2:  Use 13 solid circles.  Position the circle to overlap the first row and glue in place.  Continue to glue the circles to cover the styrofoam ball.

Row 3:  Use 11 printed circles.  Position the circle to overlap the second row and glue in place.  Continue to glue the circles to cover the styrofoam ball.

Row 4:  Use 7 printed circles.  Position the circle to overlap the third row and glue in place.  Continue to glue the circles to cover the styrofoam ball.

Row 5:  Use 3 solid circles.  Glue to top of the styrofoam ball.

Thinning glue use 2 part glue and 1 part water.  Brush over the top of the cupcake, sprinkle glitter over the glue and let dry.
Glue on topping; use felt flowers, lace or ribbon glue to the top of the cupcake.  Glue the red bead at the top.

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